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Enquiring Minds Want To Know…

Enquiring Minds Want To Know…

The Chiro.Org Blog

SOURCE:   A Chiro.Org Editorial

Why is the FCER being disbanded?

I contacted them a few days ago, wondering about the publication of any papers from the Asthma study we had helped to fund, and received a post from Sheila Stielow, stating: “I’m not sure […]

The RAND 36-Item Health Survey 1.0 (SF 36)

The RAND 36-Item Health Survey 1.0 (SF 36)

The Chiro.Org Blog

SOURCE:   Chiro.Org’s Outcome Assessment Questionnaire Page

Patient self-perception of the health care experience is becoming an important component of clinical outcomes assessment. In light of the progression toward a more closely managed health care system, chiropractors are being expected to document and […]

What is Assignment of Benefits?

What is Assignment of Benefits?

The Chiro.Org Blog

I am a member of the Chiropractic Assistants mail group, and find that some offices are confused about assignment of benefits.

Patients can become upset when their Insurance Company does not pay for some, or all of their care, so it is very important that you fully […]

The Shoulder Exam

Chiro.Org Blog: The conventional orthopedic tests for shoulder function are Yergason’s, Dawbarn’s, Duga’s, Drop Arm, Apprehension, Apley’s Scratch, Adson’s, Allen’s, Eden’s, and Wright’s. I often find restriction in passive internal and/or external rotation of the humerus (patient lying supine). If the arm will not fully rotate externally, it is because the internal rotators are short and tight. And if the arm will not fully rotate internally, it is because the external rotators are short and tight. […]

Details Of The Chief Complaint

Details Of The Chief Complaint

The Chiro.Org Blog

SOURCE:   A Chiro.Org Editorial By Paul D. Mullin, D.C.

Before we examine any new patient, we need to gather a detailed history, particularly of the current complaint(s). I want to thank Paul D. Mullin, D.C. of Palmer College for suggesting these 18 questions, to help […]

How and Why Does Chiropractic Work?

How and Why Does Chiropractic Work?

The Chiro.Org Blog

SOURCE:   A Chiro.Org Editorial

There is no more hotly debated topic in our profession than the huge variety of answers to the question:

“What is the Vertebral Subluxation Complex” (or VSC)?   However, this is not the place to debate philosophy.

All of us […]

What is Medical Necessity?

What is Medical Necessity?

The Chiro.Org Blog

SOURCE:   A Chiro.Org Editorial

“Medical Necessity” is the slippery slope, according to the Physician’s News Digest

“There are almost as many definitions of medical necessity as there are payors, laws and courts to interpret them. Generally speaking, though, most definitions incorporate the principle of providing services […]

Do You Use Outcome Assessment Questionnaires?

Do You Use Outcome Assessment Questionnaires?

The Chiro.Org Blog

If you haven’t noticed lately, every provider in each discipline is being held accountable for the care they provide to a patient. Why? Because evidence–based treatment approaches are becoming an expected “standard” for proving the effectiveness of care over time, and because tracking outcomes is a […]

Cervical Spine Trauma

Cervical Spine Trauma

The Chiro.Org Blog

The cervical spine provides structural stability and support for the cranium, and a flexible and protective column for movement and balance adaptation, along with housing of the spinal cord and vertebral arteries. It also allows for directional orientation of the eyes and ears. Nowhere in the spine is […]

Antibiotic Abuse

Editorial Commentary:

The CDC (Centers for Disease Control) has been begging conventional medicine to stop overprescribing antibiotics for decades. Even so, a recent study in the Journal of Hospital Infections found that 37% of 600 antibiotic prescriptions were considered unnecessary and another 45% were considered to be inadequate.

Considering that antibiotic use in infants has […]

The Dangers of Medical Credit Cards

Source SmartMoney

READY FOR A new type of plastic? Meet the medical credit card. These credit cards — which used to be marketed exclusively to those opting for elective surgery, like breast enhancement and dental veneers — are increasingly being shopped to patients struggling to pay for medical necessities.

Medical facilities used to partner with […]

Chronic Pain in Persons With Neuromuscular Disease

Chronic Pain in Persons With Neuromuscular Disease

The Chiro.Org Blog

SOURCE:   Arch Phys Med & Rehabilitation 2005 (Jun); 86 (6)

You may enjoy reviewing this FULL TEXT article from the Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, because Chiropractic scored the highest in reducing pain of 16 different modalities that were tested.

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Health Care Realities

The following commentary by economist Paul Krugman appeared in the The New York Times Published: July 30, 2009

At a recent town hall meeting, a man stood up and told Representative Bob Inglis to “keep your government hands off my Medicare.” The congressman, a Republican from South Carolina, tried to explain that Medicare is already […]

End Medical Mis-Management of Low Back Pain

End Medical Mis-Management of Low Back Pain

The Chiro.Org Blog

SOURCE:   A Chiro.Org Editorial

The medical “debate” has been going on for years…is spinal adjusting (a.k.a manipulation) effective for Low Back Pain? The original Meade study (British Medical Journal 1990) demonstrated that chiropractic was much more effective for LBP than conventional medical care.

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Who Are The QuackWatchers?

Who Are The QuackWatchers?

The Chiro.Org Blog

For those who have forgotten, or for those who never knew, organized medicine spent decades and millions of dollars trying to discredit and destroy chiropractic. Today the vestiges of this suppression are still found on fringe web sites that ignore the body of peer-reviewed research supporting chiropractic […]